SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
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PUEBLO, CO
Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival

September 20-22, 2019

Dates & Times

September 20-22, 2019
Friday 3pm - Midnight
Saturday 10am - Midnight
Sunday 10am - 6pm

*Dogs Allowed. Must be on a leash.
*Conceal Carry accepted with Colorado credentials, no out of state. Open Carry is forbidden.

Location

Union Avenue Historic District Pueblo, CO

Oxygen Icon Box

Free Shuttle Service

Price

$5 Daily Single Admission
$12 3-Day Pass
$30 ME+3 Three Day Pass
Children 12 & Under FREE!
Active Duty Military FREE with ID


A FOOD FESTIVAL RIPE WITH CULTURE & SOUL

In some places, the sight of falling leaves is synonymous with fall. In Pueblo, the savory aroma of roasting chilies signals summer’s end.

The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival, held each year the third weekend after Labor Day, is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival is hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.

Every year, thousands pay homage to Pueblo’s best-loved crop: green chilies, particularly Pueblo Chile.

The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation.


Popular Chile Fest Activities

→ Chili & Salsa Showdown
→ Culinary Arts Demonstrations
→ Chihuahuas on Parade
→ Jalapeno Eating Contest
→ Frijoles Spitting Contest
→ 6 Entertainment stages with 50 local bands
→ 180 Street Vendors line the festival footprint
→ Fireworks Display Friday and Saturday Evening
→ Farmers Market, Local Dining & Shopping, & More!

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ENTERTAINMENT 
LINE-UP

DAY 1
Friday, Sept 20
DAY 2
SATURDAY, SEPT 21
DAY 3
SUNDAY, SEPT 22
Time
Entertainment
Stage
6:00-8:30 pmRadio ActionTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
9:00-11:45 pmDr. FineTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
6:00-8:30 pmMyxed NutzPueblo Dodge – D st & Union
9:00-11:45 pmBand SparrowPueblo Dodge – D st & Union
6:00-8:30 pmMixed EmotionsCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
9:00-11:45 pmDano Weston BandCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
6:00-8:30 pmSandy WellsTBK Bank – C St.
9:00-11:45 pmSonrisaTBK Bank – C St.
6:00 - 8:30 pmSpur of the MomentCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
9:00-11:45 pmJacob Christopher BandCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
5:30-6:00 pmFiesta CourtPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
6:15-8:30 pmRazz BandPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
8:45-11:45 pmDynamix BandPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
9:40-10:00 pm🎆 FIREWORKS 🎆
MORE EVENTS
Walters Brewery Corn Hole TournamentTriple Crown Casinos Tent
Time
Entertainment
Stage
1:00-3:00 pmHigh MileageTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
3:30-5:30 pmStrange LoveTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
6:00-8:30 pmFadedTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
9:00-11:45 pmTriple NickelTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
1:00-3:00 pmMocking J'sPueblo Dodge – D st & Union
3:30-5:30 pmAll AxxessPueblo Dodge – D st & Union
6:00-8:30 pmStereo TrampsPueblo Dodge – D st & Union
9:00-11:45 pmAfrossippi BandPueblo Dodge – D st & Union
1:00-3:00 pmHi-FidelityCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
3:30-5:30 pmFrankie & JulsCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
6:00-8:30 pmLatin ThunderCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
9:00-11:45 pmBlynd MojoCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
1:00-3:00 pmBessemer BelairesTBK Bank – C St.
3:00-3:30 pmCHIHUAHUA PARADETBK Bank – C St.
3:30-5:30 pmRed Eye Blind FlyTBK Bank – C St.
6:00-8:30 pmPlaying With FireTBK Bank – C St.
9:00-11:45 pmSteele StreetTBK Bank – C St.
11:00-12:00 pmPCC Culinary DemonstrationCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
12:00-1:00 pmPCC Culinary DemonstrationCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
2:15-2:30 pmChili & Salsa Showdown Commercial WinnersCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
2:30-4:00 pmBarn BurnersCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
4:30-6:00 pmMoonridersCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
6:00-8:30 pmGift Foundation ShowcaseCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
6:15 pmArt PerezCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
6:35 pmJim GiltnerCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
7:00 pmOut On A LimbCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
7:45 pmThe Daughters of WandaCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
9:00-11:45 pmGypsy, The Beat & The KidCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
12:15-1:15 pmLos Creyentes de la familiaPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
1:30-3:30 pmJonathon Castillo y ProfundoPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
3:45-5:45 pmPrimaveraPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
6:00-8:00 pmMotivadoPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
8:30-11:30 pmBad HabitzPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00pmMagic of Mr. E and Kyle GrovesUnion & B Family Stage
1:30, 3:00pmOrtega BrothersUnion & B Family Stage
9:40-10:00 pm🎆 FIREWORKS 🎆
ADDITIONAL EVENTS
11:00 am - 2:00 pmPCC Culinary program presents the Chile Academy recipe demonstrations Credit Union of Colorado tent
2:00 & 6:00 pmDon’t Forget the Frijole Bean Spitting Contest Rusler Produce Farmers Market
3:00 pmChihuahua Parade
Walters Brewery Corn Hole TournamentTriple Crown Casinos Tent
Time
Entertainment
Stage
12:00-1:00 pmBeyond BridgesTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
1:30-3:30 pmGravelTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
4:00-6:00 pmChivalryTriple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.
12:00-3:30 pmHeart & SoulPueblo Dodge – D st & Union
4:00-6:00 pm Uptown JamPueblo Dodge – D st & Union
12:00-1:00 pmChristian JacquezCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
1:30-3:30 pmJoe FridayCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
4:00-6:00 pmDotseroCSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel
12:00-1:00 pmFrontlineTBK Bank – C St.
1:30-3:30 pmGeorge Duncan & The MoonlightersTBK Bank – C St.
4:00-6:00 pmPatrick KratzerTBK Bank – C St.
11:00-12:00 pmPCC Culinary DemonstrationCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
12:00-1:00 pmPCC Culinary DemonstrationCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
1:00-2:00 pmPCC Culinary DemonstrationCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
2:15-2:30 pmChili & Salsa Showdown Commercial WinnersCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
2:30-3:30 pmAnother RoadCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
4:00-6:00 pmThe Blue Pepper TrioCredit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot
12:15-2:00 pmAzucarPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
2:45-6:00 pmMid Life CrisisPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
4:00-4:30 pmJalapeno Eating ContestPueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.
1:00, 3:00, 5:00pmMagic of Mr. E and Kyle Groves Union & B Family Stage
2:00, 4:00pmOrtega Brothers Union & B Family Stage
MORE EVENTS
11:00 am - 2:00 pmPCC Culinary program presents the Chile Academy recipe demonstrations Credit Union of Colorado Tent
1:00 & 3:00 pmDon’t Forget the Frijole Bean Spitting Contest Rusler Produce Farmers Market
4:00 PMJalepeno Eating Contest
Walters Brewery Corn Hole TournamentTriple Crown Casinos Tent

CHILI & SALSA SHOWDOWN COMPETITION

The festival will heat things up with the Chili & Salsa Showdown Sponsored by Franklin D. Azar & Associates. 

The competition will be held at the Pueblo Convention Center Saturday, September 21st for Commercial Entries and Sunday, September 22nd for Non-Commercial Entries. Winners will receive cash prizes and bragging rights for best Red Chili, Green Chili, and Salsa.
DOWNLOAD COMMERCIAL ENTRY FORMDOWNLOAD NON-COMMERCIAL ENTRY FORM

BECOME A VENDOR

Share your products with thousands of locals, Coloradans (and beyond) as well as fellow foodies.

Early Registration by July 28, 2019
Additional $100 per booth space after July 28, 2019

***Vendor Applications are CLOSED***

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WANT TO PERFORM?

Perform in front of thousands of attendees this fall! The 3-day festival is a family-friendly event held in downtown Pueblo.

Applications with audio/video samples and photos are due by August 2, 2019 at midnight.

***Vendor Applications are CLOSED***

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Event Sponsor

Thank you to Black Hills Energy for sponsoring the 25th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival

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